Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Olugbenga Fagbohun proposed to Oluwatosin Olojo at OOPL Cinema Abeokuta

WEDDING: Olugbenga Fagbohun and Oluwatosin Olojo wed in Ogun State

Olugbenga Fagbohun and Oluwatosin Olojo sealed their love in the presence of family and friends at Foursquare Gospel Church, Ota, Ogun State, penultimate weekend. They also had a colourful engagement ceremony at ManVoice Hotels, Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State. The bride, Oluwatosin, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Yinusa…

2019 GTBank Fashion Week

PHOTOS: Street fashion on display at 2019 GTBank Fashion Week

Top African designers showcased their best designs at the GTB Fashion Weekend which commenced on Saturday at the GTCentre, Oniru Estate, Lagos. The consumer-focused fair and free business platform succeeded in showcasing some of Africa’s finest designs to a global audience. Attendees at the fashion weekend were treated to an…

Chef Etteh is the lead judge of Street Foodz Naija

Top chefs, nutritionist begin search for Nigeria’s best “Street food”

Top Nigerian chefs, Etteh Assam and Adetomi Imoteda, and a nutritionist, Adedamola Ladejobi, are on the search for Nigeria’s best street food. The trio hope to accomplish this task through a televised and digitally transmitted docu-reality series tagged “Street Foodz Naija”. The show would showcase the best of Nigeria’s street…

Dammy Twitch is a 24-year-old Nigerian music video director (1)

INTERVIEW: How I started shooting videos for Davido, Burna Boy, Falz, others – Dammy Twitch

At 24, popular Nigerian music video director, Dammy Twitch, real name, Apampa Oluwadamilola, has achieved feats some of his older colleagues can only dream of. Within a space of two years in the industry, he has shot videos for some of Nigeria’s biggest musicians like Davido, Falz, Burna Boy, Dremo…

Salawa Abeni

INTERVIEW: How fellow artistes abandoned me in my moment of need — Salawa Abeni

After more than four decades as a performing artist, Queen of Waka music, Salawa Abeni, is not a pushover in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Her debut album titled Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, released in 1976 on Leader Records, was a commercial success. It was the first recording by a…

Kenneth Okonkwo pictured at the media screening of Living in Bondage in Lagos

INTERVIEW: How Nollywood can curb internet crimes–Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo, a Nollywood veteran, landed his breakout role as Andy in the 1992 classic, ‘Living in Bondage’. About 27 years after, he secured a major role in the movie’s sequel which was directed by Ramsey Nouah.  The movie premiered at the Filmhouse Cinema in Lagos on Saturday with the…

‘New Masquerade’ star Ovuleria debunks death rumours

Veteran Nigerian actress, Lizzy Evoeme of ‘New Masquerade’ fame, has refuted her death rumour currently being peddled on social media. The actress was the onscreen wife of Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo alias 4.30 in the rested 1980s sitcom, The Masquerade. Obviously upset, she described the speculation as malicious in an…

Nkem Owoh and Genevieve Nnaji in a scene in ’Lion Heart’

Oscars: Academy stands by Nigerian film disqualification, cites reasons

Amid the criticism that has trailed the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’ from the Oscar race, the Academy cited its reasons in a statement issued on Wednesday. In the statement published in Variety Magazine, the Academy cited ‘Lion Heart’s mere 11 minutes of non-English dialogue as grounds for disqualification.…

Burna Boy

Burna Boy, Teni, Falz, others nominated for Future Awards

Burna Boy, Teni, Falz, and Timini Egbuson have been nominated for the 14th edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) in different categories. The central working committee (CWC) of the awards, released the nominees’ list covering 21 categories on Sunday. The main event is billed to hold on November 24…

CARDI B (Photo Credit: Jora Frantzis)

Cardi B to perform in Nigeria for the first time

International superstar and Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, will be visiting Africa for the first time this December. The self-proclaimed Queen of the Bronx is expected to make her first visit to West Africa at the Livespot X Festival. Her first stop will be Lagos on December 7 before heading…

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’. Netflix

Nigeria Oscar Committee reacts to Genevieve’s Lionheart Disqualification

The Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has responded to the disqualification of the country's submission to the 92nd Academy Awards, Genevieve Nnaji’s 'Lionheart'. The announcement was made on Monday. The Academy said nominees in its Best International Feature Film Category must have a predominantly non-English dialogue track. 'Lionheart' despite being…

Nkem Owoh and Genevieve Nnaji in a scene in ’Lion Heart’

Outrage as Oscars disqualifies Nigeria’s entry

'Lion Heart', Nigeria’s first Oscars entry, has been disqualified from the race for the 'Best International Feature Film' category. The Academy on Monday said the Genevieve Nnaji-directed movie, was disqualified because it violates the rule that entries in the category must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.” 'Lion heart' is…

Met Police officer Khafi Kareem appeared on the Nigerian version on Big Brother source PA Wire PA Images

BBNaija’s Khafi says London Met asked her to resume

Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi Kareem, says the London Metropolitan Police have asked her to resume after her participation in the reality show, the Mirror UK is reporting. The newspaper quoted Khafi as saying she is returning to her beat after meeting with her superiors two weeks ago. She said,…

Burna Boy wins ’Best Africa Act

Burna Boy wins ’Best Africa Act’ at MTV EMAs (Full List of Winners)

Serial hitmaker, Burna Boy, has been announced as the winner of the ’Best Africa Act’ award at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards. Burna, who was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian, Teni the Entertainer, South Africa's Prince Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo's duo TooFan, won the award…

Samson Ayeni and Omolara became husband and wife after meeting in Lagos and dating for nine years.

WEDDING: Samson Ayeni & Omolara Ogundipe tie the knot in Lagos

Samson Ayeni and Omolara Ogundipe recently tied the knot at The Word Bible Church, Ketu, Lagos. They also held a colourful engagement ceremony at Owutu-Isawo road, Agric bus stop, Ikorodu Lagos. The bride, 29, works as a Bank Teller at an Access Bank branch in Lekki, Lagos. She graduated from…

Linda Ikeji (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Naira Marley’s lewd tweet, Linda Ikeji’s mansion, other entertainment stories last week

Here are some trending entertainment stories from last week Naira Marley's lewd tweet Controversial singer, Naira Marley, has clapped back at a Chief Superintendent of Police, Badmus Opetodolapo, after she called him a “delinquent and unproductive dead duck”. It all began after the “Soapy” crooner posted a series of tweets…

Danny-Young-and-Tiwa-Savage

No going back on copyright lawsuit against Tiwa Savage – Danny Young

Nigerian musician, Ajibola Danladi, aka Danny Young, has said he is not backing down on the N205 million lawsuit he filed against Tiwa Savage for copyright infringement. The singer filed the suit since February 13. In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205…

Sola Sobowale at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)2019 in Lagos on Sunday night

AMAA 2019: Sola Sobowale, ‘King of Boys’ win big (Full list of Winners)

Veteran Nollywood actress, Sola Sobowale, was crowned Africa’s best actress at the 15th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The actress’ role as ‘Alhaja Eniola Salami’ in Kemi Adetiba’s blockbuster, King Of Boys, earned her the win. The producer, Ms. Adetiba, was also rewarded with an award when…

Heineken in Africa (Photo Credit: Hurst Publishers)

INTERVIEW: Why I investigated Heineken’s activities in Nigeria, other African countries – Dutch journalist

Olivier van Beemen is a Dutch journalist and author of the book Heineken in Africa, who has been researching the African activities of Heineken for more than six years. He is also the co-author of an investigative piece on the activities of the former Dutch head of Nigerian Breweries, a…

Doodle of the late Nigerian women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat, Funmilayo Ransome-Kut

Google celebrates Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti’s on posthumous birthday

Tech giant, Google, on Friday created a doodle of the late Nigerian women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, on its search engine page. Google said the gesture is to celebrate the late Nigerian icon who would have been 119 today. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration…

Founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said over 700 film entries were recieved in 2019

AMAA receives over 700 film entries for 2019 edition

The organisers of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have said they received over 700 film entries for 2019 edition. The founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, revealed this at a media event in Lagos on Thursday. “I can’t give you a specific figure but the jury told me that we have…

Seun Egbegbe

Detained Nigerian actor yet to meet bail conditions 31 months after

Embattled Yoruba filmmaker, Olajide Kazeem, aka, Seun Egbegbe, has spent 31 months in prison custody due to his failure to perfect his bail conditions. The erstwhile Lagos socialist, known for his lavish lifestyle, has been incarcerated since February 10, 2017. Egbegbe, 43, a controversial figure in the Yoruba movie industry…

Regina Daniels with husband Ned Nwoko

Why I married a much older man — Regina Daniels

Popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has explained why she married Nigerian politician and business, Ned Nwoko. The marriage, which was contracted in April, was widely criticised on social media because of the 38-year age gap between the couple. “I don’t think I could have married someone of my age because…

Mike BBNaija

My next move after BBNaija — First Runner-Up Mike

Mike Edwards, a former British high jumper is the first runner-up of the Big Brother ‘Pepper Dem’ edition. Born to a Jamaican dad and Nigerian mum, the cigar-loving athlete won the hearts of fans and viewers of Big Brother Naija for 99 days. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he…

David Adeleke A.K.A Davido (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Davido, Flavour feature on ‘Living in Bondage’ soundtrack

Ahead of the November 8 release of the sequel of Nollywood classic, ‘Living in Bondage’, the producers have unveiled Davido and Flavor as some of the artistes who would feature on the original soundtracks. ‘Living in Bondage’ released 27 years ago did not have original soundtracks of its own. The…